• Sport

Glacier path

The waymarked Glacier trail, created by the Vanoise Park, lets you discover some of the highest Vanoise glaciers and helps you understand the origin of glaciers, the way they built up, etc.

Starting from Le Laisonnay, walk up to the Glière dried lake (former glacier lake), then to the Grand Plan chalet: behold the view over the glaciers and the Grande Casse. Perfect for a family outing!

Sport Glacier path Champagny-en-Vanoise


Departing from Champagny-en-Vanoise (73350)
Average length : 04h00
Distance : 15km
Signed walking trail
Animals not allowed

Duration : 4hrs
Distance : 15 km
Positive drop : 810 m
Type : outward and return

The itinerary, in the heart of the Vanoise National Park, is marked out with 8 numbered milestones which give you a lots of information about the mountain glaciers.

Arrival at the Glière refuge where you can eat (possibility to stay for the night - reservation is required). You can continue to the Plan du Sel mountain pasture where Beaufort cheese is made (purchase on site) and where herds of Abondance and Tarines cows graze.

Glière refuge : +33 6 77 08 96 85

Way and back
Total elevation gain : 810m
Altitude max : 2370m
Vertical drop : 810m

Further informations

Stone, Ground, Grit

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    If you wish to sleep in the refuge, it is imperative to book in advance and to respect the Covid-19 measures in force.
    Contact the Glière refuge : +33 77 08 96 85 / contact@refugedelagliere.fr / http://www.refugedelagliere.fr/

    Tip for seeing marmots: prefer cooler times like in the morning or at the end of the day


    Free access.


    Open to children
    Animals not allowed
    Languages of documentation : French

    Itinerary in the Vanoise national Park.

    Period of practice

    From 01/05 to 01/11.

    Subject to favorable weather.

    • Public WC
    • Car park
    • Free car park


    Parking du Laisonnay d'en bas 73350 Champagny-en-Vanoise
    Departing from : Champagny-en-Vanoise (73350)
    Latitude : 45.449793 - Longitude : 6.777585

    • Not accessible in a wheelchair

    More informations

    Information update on 12/05/2022 by Office de Tourisme de la Grande Plagne